!!vHWMHkuiQSz 04/28/11(Thu)01:31 No.14739289|
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A train is going to stir up things and anybody who is strongly invested in the old way of doing things is going to have problems with it. Expect it to be opposed by trade guilds, provincial governors who like the level of autonomy their distance from the capital grants them, country folk who like their traditional way of life, xenophobes who are afraid of the foreigners and alien races the train may bring, wagon-builders and anybody with a stake in an alternate form of transportation, etc.
Also, there may be friction between the various people hired to build the railroad. Humans resent dwarves for stealing their jobs and raising expectations on how long and hard workers should toil. Dwarves resent elves for their ridiculous demands regarding forest preservation, making them hew through solid rock rather than upset some ecological balance. And then there's the unavoidable tension between workers who want better pay, more safety, and shorter hours, and their bosses who want things done quickly, efficiently and on budget. Maybe there will be a strike. Maybe organized crime starts to become a problem as it moves into the workers camps and earns money off gambling, whoring a such... and then people who don't pay up start dying. Maybe foreign nations hire saboteurs to prevent the railroad from coming to fruition and strengthening the kingdom to the point where they feel threatened.